March 17, 2016

Hoffman Quadrinity Process, my first step into counselling

In 2003 I wasn’t happy, it is as simple as that. My tendency to self analysis had taken me to different counsellors and therapists but no one seemed […]
July 29, 2015

A beautiful Sunday in Melbourne

      Today the sun was shining and the air was crisp, perfect day to go and explore Melbourne, I thought! My idea was welcomed by the […]
April 16, 2015

Discovering Melbourne, one basketball court at the time

I am not a keen driver and I don’t like sport. In particular I don’t like driving at night and sitting in cold (or very hot) […]
March 6, 2015

Cultural drinking

My first encounter with a group of rowdy Australians was on the ferry from Ancona to Patras in 1987. In those days my knowledge of Australian […]
October 21, 2014

My journey through school – high school

Last Monday Julia had her last school concert. “Come and say farewell to our year 12 students” said the school’s newsletter. I have read this so […]
October 5, 2014

A walk in the bush

I miss the mountains but, since I have become a master of compromising, a walk in the bush has its own magic!  
September 28, 2014

Once a country girl, always a country girl!

Although I escaped from my small,  provincial town as soon as I could, in the past few years I have become nostalgic for all the country […]
September 12, 2014

I am Italian again!

My Italian passport expired years ago and I have never found the courage, time and patience to renew it. We all know how italian bureaucracy can […]
September 1, 2014

My journey through school – first step, primary school

Julia is about to close a big chapter of her life: her last year of school is almost over. As we are getting closer to the […]
August 25, 2014

Life in the world’s most liveable city

For those who haven’t heard, Melbourne has been voted the World’s Most Liveable city by the Economist, for the fourth year in a row. I wasn’t going […]
August 17, 2014

The language of others

For years I struggled with my accent and the fact that I would never, really, linguistically belong here. If I had to make a formal phone […]
August 9, 2014

Old stones and new perspectives

I love old stones. I love the history in old stones. I love the smell and the feel of old stones. When I go back to […]
August 6, 2014

In Australia, at last!

At the beginning of the year I started visiting the guests of a nursing home. They are all italians and I go there once a week to read to […]
July 27, 2014

Winter in July

It’s July and it’s winter. When I think “July” my mind goes to long, sunny days lazing on the beach. I think of three months of […]
June 11, 2014

Am I a European snob?

A few weeks ago I went to see an exhibition of the London Royal Academy of Arts at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Bendigo is an historical town in […]
May 21, 2014

I am a football mum!

Girls don’t play football. It is aggressive, dirty and very violent. Girls are gentle, elegant and very, very fragile. Wrong! It is time to change these […]

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